Day 92 – Home Front Girls by Suzanne Hayes and Loretta Nyhan
I first read this lovely, touching book when it originally released as I’ll Be Seeing You, back in 2013 (I believe).
In which two women—Glory and Rita— become pen pals during WWII and share their fears, hopes, triumphs and moments of despair.
It’s not a romance novel, but it does have romantic elements.
But truly, it’s a simply delightful, fascinating and heart-wrenching peek at what the women of the war went through on the home front.
It was such a joy to discover it, and I’m so glad the publisher is re-releasing it.
Home Front Girls
Loneliness is built into the fabric of this war, isn’t it? I say a little prayer before I stick my hand in the mailbox. The “Rockport, Massachusetts” stamp on the front of an envelope means the clouds will part, revealing a brilliant sun….
It’s January 1943 when Rita Vincenzo receives her first letter from Glory Whitehall. Glory is an effervescent young mother from New England, impulsive and free as a bird. Rita is a Midwestern professor’s wife with a love of gardening and a generous, old soul. These two women have nothing in common except one powerful bond: the men they love are fighting in a war a world away from home.
Brought together by an unlikely twist of fate, Glory and Rita begin a remarkable correspondence. The friendship forged by their letters allows them to survive the loneliness and uncertainty of waiting on the home front, and gives them the courage to face the battles raging in their very own backyards. Connected across the country by the lifeline of the written word, each woman finds her life profoundly altered by the other’s unwavering support.
Filled with unforgettable characters and unbridled charm, Home Front Girls is a timeless celebration of the strength and solidarity of women. It is a luminous reminder that even in the darkest of times, true friendship will carry us through.
Previously published as I’LL BE SEEING YOU.
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